Planting the Seed of Knowledge at Powell Gardens’ Fun Foods Farm

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Planting the Seed of Knowledge at Powell Gardens’ Fun Foods Farm

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Watching a child take her first bite of a blackberry; her wonderment at pulling up a plump, red radish; or the sense of pride she feels from knowing she picked, washed and prepared her own fresh garden snack are moments I savor as an educator. Children are our future horticulturists, gardeners and environmentalists, and they … Read More

Dogwood Winter

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Yes, Dogwood Winter is the term southerners use for springtime periods of cold that often coincides with the bloom of local dogwoods.  This spring dogwoods are blooming at least 2 weeks later than normal here at Powell Gardens but this potential literal event is not unprecedented in nature’s timeline.  I remember being Nashville in April when the dogwoods were in bloom … Read More